£120,000 Brain Research PhD Studentships in UK, 2019

Brain Research UK Ph.D. studentships are intended to enable outstanding graduates to gain the necessary skills and training to set them on course for the development of an independent career in research relating to one of our three priority areas: acquired brain and spinal cord injury; neuro-oncology; and headache and facial pain.

The studentships are open to candidates who plan to commence study towards a Ph.D. at a recognized UK Higher Education Institution in Autumn 2019.



Scholarships Number and Award:

Ph.D. studentships are for three to four years and include a stipend, institutional fees, training costs, project research costs, and conference-related costs.

The stipend is fixed at £16,000 per annum (£17,500 in London), increasing at £500 per annum. For clinical candidates, the stipend can be used to support a salary at the appropriate clinical level but the balance of funds will need to be obtained from other sources.

Fees are capped at the UK/EU level.

The total award is capped at £120,000.


Education Level & Subject:

The studentship is available to pursue Ph.D. programme.



-The call is open to prospective Ph.D. students wishing to carry out research in one of the three priority areas described above. 

-The call is open to students who plan to commence study towards a Ph.D. at a recognized UK Higher Education Institution in Autumn 2019.

-Candidates who have already commenced study towards a Ph.D. are not eligible to apply.

-There is no requirement for students to be from the UK, nor resident for any amount of time before the award begins, however, we will fund student fees up to the UK/EU rate only.

-Applicants must be available for interview in London at their own cost.


Required Documents:

Please download and use the following documents for your application:

A. Application form (Word document)

B. Supervisor form (Word document)

C. Referee nomination form (Word document)

Application guidance notes (PDF)

Terms and conditions of funding – for reference only (PDF)


How to Apply:

If you have difficulty downloading any of the application documents, or any other queries, please email katie.martin@brainresearchuk.org.uk or telephone Katie on 0117 909 4809.



The submission deadline is 8 am on Friday 23rd November 2018.


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